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swing at this hour and tonight's headline speaker is michelle obama. other heavy hitters. craig. >> gasia, good evening to you. on stage right now maryland governor firing up this crowd. he's going to be introducing in just a few moments the keynote speaker for tonight, the san antonio mayor. it's going to be an electrifying moment for them. everyone here ready and waiting for the headlining event of this night, first lady michelle obama as the democratic national convention kicks into overdrive really on its very first night. >> the 45th national convention of the democratic party will now come to order. . >> first lady michelle obama is taking the prime time spotlight on the opening night, but ahead of her speech, several prominent democrats are firing up the crowd. >> being asked to pay your fair share isn't class war fair. it's patriotism. >> mitt romney says we should take his word that he's paid his fair share. his word? his word? trust comes from transparency, and mitt romney comes up short on both. >> democrats adopted a party's platform that calls for higher taxes on th
. >>> michelle obama took center stage tonight as the democratic national convention opened in charlotte south carolina. the first lady praised her husband saying he's the man to trust to revive this nation's economy. ktvu's ken pritchett live at the convention hall to tell us about that and also the one person she never mentioned. ken-- >> reporter: well frank we didn't talk to a delegate today who wasn't excited about the prospect of hearing from michelle obama tonight. she talked about family, the presidency and took what could be seen as a not so subtle swipes at the opposition. first lady michelle obama entered to cheers and an arena full of delegates on their feet and an enthusiasm that endured through her speech. she says the enthusiasm has not changed for her husband. >> barack obama is still the same man i fell in love with all those years ago. >> reporter: she talked of their family scrapping to mange ends meet and as a young couple paying for college. >> we were so young, so in love. and so in debt. and that's why barack has fought so hard to increase student aid and keep interest r
manufacturing. i believed in you. i bet on you. i'll make that bet any day of the week. >> first lady michelle obama is already in charlotte this afternoon checking out the stage at the time warner cable arena ahead of her big speech tomorrow night. on the eve of the convention, democratic delegates all across the country are optimistic. >> we're here just to rally him and support him and show that texas may not baa blue state but some day it well. >> meanwhile republican paul ryan is also campaigning in the tar heel state. >> every candidate since the great depression will ask americans to send them into a second term to say you are better off today than you were four years ago except for jimmy carter and for president baa rack obama. >> president obama carried north carolina in 2008 by a razor thin margin. he's trying to keep it in his column this time around. little bit of an uphill battle there considering the unemployment rate in the tar heel state is around 9.6%, way above the national average, which is around 8.2, 8.3%. gasia, back to you. >> mitt romney is spending this labor day off t
. this is will first lady michelle obama and president clinton will speak. >> hearing obama talk thursday night and seeing that stadium full of 74,000 people. >> reporter: tomorrow we will visit with the california delegation, the largest delegation is playing a big role at this convention with many speakers at the convention including attorney general camala harris, ken pritchett, ktvu news. >>> many women are on the speakers list including high ranking names from california. among them house minority leading nancy pelosi. barbara lee as ken just mentioned camala harris. >>> ahead of the convention, president obama is giving hints about his acceptance speech coming up thursday night. >> thursday night i'm going to offer you what i believe is a better path forward. >> reporter: he promised students of the university of colorado that his path will grow the economy, create more jobs and strengthen the middle class. president obama will speak in ohio tomorrow then go to the gulf to see hurricane isaac damage. >>> today an advisor to mitt romney called his speech at the convention a home run. >> g
michelle obama walked the stage at time warner cable arena preparing for her speech tomorrow night. on wednesday former president bill clinton will headline and on that same night california attorney general camilla harris will speak. in charlotte, ken pritchett, ktvu news. >>> north carolina is considered a battleground state. a new state by elon university shows mitt romney is heading obama by 47% to 43%. another poll that tends to lean democratic show it is race tied in the tar hill state. >>> stay with ktvu for live coverage throughout the convention. ken pritchett will be in charlotte through thursday where president obama is expected to address 25,000 people outside in a football stadium. >>> coming up in 30 minutes touring the destruction. by the president say -- why the president says the damage from hurricane isaac could have been much worse. >>> an apology tonight from john burton after he suggested that republicans are using propaganda tactics similar to those used by the nazi's in world war ii. in a radio interview, burton said republicans are using the so called big l
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